John E. Bennion diaries

John E. Bennion diaries

Dates: 1855-1877

Photocopies of handwritten diaries. Bennion writes about his life in the Taylorsville area of Utah and in Rush Valley and Long Valley, Utah. He also lived for a time in Nevada. Bennion was married polygamously, participated in the Utah War of 1857-1858, had an encounter with an Indian in 1858, saw the first handcart company arrive in Salt Lake City in 1856, served on a mission to England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and participated in many other activities.

  • Extent: 4 folders (0.24 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bennion, John E., 1820-1877
  • Call Number: MSS 981
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for pubilc research.
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Initial citation: MSS 981; John E. Bennion diaries; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 981, LTPSC.
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Bennion, John E., 1820-1877--Diaries; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)--Sources; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Indians of North America--Utah--History; Long Valley (Kane County, Utah)--History--Sources; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormons--Utah--History; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Taylorsville (Utah)--History--Sources
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Bennion (John E.) diaries
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:24-0600
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Historical note

Mormon pioneer in Utah and Nevada.

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